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    For the week of

    May 1-5


    Monday, May 1A

    7-7:55am African Music Ensemble

    Period 2-3 8th grade Band Double Rehearsal

    Period 6-7 7th grade MCA Testing (Reading)

    2:55-4pm Boys Tennis, Track, Ultimate Frisbee

    6:30-7:30pm ChAC Mtg (IMC)


    Tuesday, May 2B

    7-7:55am Jazz Band

    Period 1-2 7th grade MCA Testing (Reading)

    Period 4 & 7 6th grade Band Double Rehearsal

    2:55-4pm After School Academic Help, Newspaper, Strategy Tabletop Gamers, Girls Choir Ensemble, 4SCORE

    2:55-4pm Flag Football

    2:55-5:30pm Girls Tennis Match (Chippewa), Track Meet (Chippewa)

    7-8pm 8th grade Band Concert


    Wednesday, May 3A

    7-7:45am Chess Club

    Period 1 & 6 7th grade Band Double Rehearsal

    Period 6-7 6th grade MAP Testing (Math)

    2:55-4pm After School Academic Help, Science Olympiad

    2:55-4pm Track, Ultimate Frisbee

    2:55-5:30pm Boys Tennis Match (Chippewa)


    Thursday, May 4B

    7-7:55am Jazz Band

    Period 1-2 6th grade MAP Testing (Math)

    Period 6-7 7th grade MAP Testing (Math)

    2:55-4pm After School Academic Help

    2:55-4pm Girls Tennis, Track

    2:55-5:30pm Flag Football Game (Edgewood)

    6-7:30pm 8th grade WWI Student Project Display Open House (IMC)

    6-6:45pm 8th grade Marching Band Information/Registration Mtg (Auditorium)

    7-8pm 6th grade Band Concert

    8-9pm 7th grade Band Concert


    Friday, May 5A

    7:40-8am Student Council

    Period 1-2 7th grade MAP Testing (Math)

    2:55-4pm Chamber Orchestra, Advanced String Ensemble



    The end of the school year is coming, so it's time for the NE Regional Open 6-12 Chess Tournament, Saturday, April 29, 9am-3pm at Turtle Lake Elementary.

    This is an "open tournament".  Test your skills against other clubs, schools, and free agent players!  Come represent yourself, your school, and your grade level.

    Registration is now open online.  Check out last year's photo gallery.



    Please join 8th Grade US History students as they showcase their World War I projects!  Students have been working diligently on a self-designed research project around an aspect of World War I that is of greatest interest to them.  On Thursday May 4, 8th graders, along with their teachers, will be in the Chippewa IMC from 6:00-7:30 pm to showcase their amazing and creative World War I projects.  Students will be available to answer questions, and receive feedback about their work.  We hope to see there!!



    Be part of the nationally known Irondale Marching Knights!  The marching band is open to any and all current 8th graders through juniors across the school district.  One doesn't need to be a current band student to find a role within the program.  Join us for Information and Registration Night at Irondale on Tuesday, May 2, at 7pm in the cafeteria.  If you are unable to attend on May 2, there will be an alternate meeting on Thursday, May 4, at 6pm in the Chippewa Auditorium.  The first practice will be Saturday, May 6.


    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact recruitment co-chairs Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas at niedf001@umn.edu or 763-438-3987 or Alicia Graf at dagraf@comcast.net or 651-270-9452.


    We look forward to seeing you there!



    Save the date for our fall trip with 7th graders to Laurentian Environmental Center (LEC)!  LEC is the Mounds View Schools’ environmental learning campus!  Our 7th grade students go up for a three day experience in October and work on team building, survival, and experiential problem solving.  We are offering 2 trip dates this year, one trip for 7th grade boys and one trip for 7th grade girls.  The dates are 10/9 - 10/11 (boy's trip) and 10/11 - 10/13 (girl's trip).  Parent participation is essential for the experience to happen.  It really is quality time together and serves as an opportunity to see significant growth in your daughter/son in a few short days.  Please consider accompanying your 7th grade daughter/son.  Preliminary trip details and a volunteer sign up process will be available in May.  Check your calendars to see if there are dates that work for you and your child to join us.  Contact Gina Doe with questions. gina.doe@moundsviewschools.org



    Sixth grade science is starting their unit on Energy culminating in our STEAM project, “Save the Penguins.”  This project includes an engineering activity where students design and build a shelter for an ice cube penguin using the design process.  We would love to have engineers join us on Wednesday, May 10, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  This is the day students will be testing, redesigning and retesting, then redesigning and retesting their shelters.  If you are an engineer, and are interested in participating, please fill out this Google Form.  You will be contacted by Gina Doe, dean of students, regarding your interest in participating.  For more information, click here.



    You’re invited…  All incoming 9th graders who plan to participate in a Fall Activity.


    Fall Activities include:

    B & G Soccer                                   Football

    B & G Cross Country                  Fall Musical / Theater

    Girls Swimming / Diving            Volleyball

    Girls Tennis                                 Performance Dance



    Come to MVHS auditorium Wednesday, May 17, from 6:30 to 8 pm, to learn more about what clubs, sports, and activities are available.  Many coaches and advisors’ will be on hand to answer questions and listen to a panel of current and former MVHS students about their experiences as Mustangs.  Many of these activities start August 14.  



    Aimed at young women, Girls In Focus participants will first watch Miss Representation and discuss representations of women in the media before using CTV video equipment to create their own PSAs.  Girls In Focus is open to youth aged 11-14 who identify as female or non-binary.  They don't need any prior experience, and it's entirely free!  We can also provide transportation for those who need it.


    Young Lenses takes place during the first week of summer, June 12-17, at the Shoreview Library, and students can register online or print off a copy.  The deadline for registration is Friday, May 26, at 4:00pm.



    We are now accepting registrations for Community Education Summer Camps.  There are many activities for middle and high school students.  Brochures are available at school in the front and back office, as well as, at the greeter’s desk.

    Registrations are accepted online and by mail only.  To view camps and/or to register, visit the Community Education Website.



    The dates of summer band for 2017 are July 10 to August 3, with an evening concert on Thursday, August 3.  Summer Band runs Monday-Thursday for four weeks.

    Beginning Band is designed for students going into 5th grade or students with no previous experience on a band instrument.  The fee to participate is $98.  Click HERE to download a registration form.


    To register for Beginning Summer Band, please attend a Band Display Night at one of the following locations:

    April 24, 5:00-6:30pm at Valentine Hills

    April 25, 5:00-6:30pm at Island Lake

    April 27, 5:00-6:30pm at Bel Air

    May 1, 5:00-6:30pm at Pinewood

    May 2, 5:00-6:30pm at Sunnyside

    May 4, 5:00-6:30pm at Turtle Lake


    Intro to Middle School Band is designed for current band students going into 6th grade. The fee to participate is $85.  Click HERE to download a registration form.

    Advanced Middle School Band is designed for current middle school band students going into 7th - 9th grade.  The fee to participate is $75. Click HERE to download a registration form.


    For all summer band programs, scholarships are available for students who qualify for Free Lunch--speak to your band director.



    Are you looking to maintain or improve your playing skills over the summer?  Do you want to meet new friends from all over the district while making great music in a large group ensemble?  Click here to learn more about middle-level opportunities available through the ISD 621 Summer Orchestra program.  Registrations are due by May 15


    Check out what is happening at Chippewa and around the community.  Here you will find additional information that might not be including in the enews.  Be sure to check back regularly, as new flyers are added often.


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